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Pregnancy to Parenting classPregnancy to Parenting

Rice Memorial Hospital and Kandiyohi County Public Health have put together a learning program that combines three face-to-face classes to bring you important information about pregnancy, delivery, newborns, breastfeeding, and more.

Three face-to-face classes give you the opportunity to ask questions and tour the Women and Children's Unit at Rice Memorial Hospital. These classes will be held at Rice.

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  • Cost and Registration
  • Class Overview
  • FAQ
  • Other Resources

Cost for Pregnancy to Parenting Seriesreg

  • $50 for the complete Pregnancy to Parenting Series, which includes three face-to-face classes, Gift of Motherhood booklet, and Breastfeeding booklet.
  • $25 for the Express Series, which includes either the Gift of Motherhood booklet or the Breastfeeding booklet, and one face-to-face class.

How to Register

  • You can register online using a major credit or debit card. (Note, online registration is NOT available for insurance billing.)
  • If you have any of the following insurance coverages, your insurance may cover the cost of the class.
    • PMAP: UCare
    • PMAP: BluePlus
    • Medical Assistance
  • Please call Kandiyohi County Public Health for more information and to register. 320.231.7860

Or, you can register by mail using a check or money order for payment. Download and complete the registration form and mail along with your payment to:

Rice Education - Pregnancy to Parenting
Rice Memorial Hospital
301 Becker Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Registration questions?
Call Public Health at 320.231.7860 and ask for help with the Childbirth Education Classes.

Need help with registration?
Call Rice Education at 320.231.8920

Is tuition help available?

  • Grants and other funding make it possible to offer these classes to the community at the already reduced rates of only $50 (full class) and $25 (express series). If you participate in a Minnesota Health Care Program, all costs for classes may be covered by your health plan.
  • Insurance billing will be through Kandiyohi County Public Health. Assistance may be available to help with the cost of the classes for those who do not have insurance and are unable to pay. Please call 320.231.7860 for more information.

Class Times

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Lakeland Auditorium at Rice Memorial Hospital. For a current schedule, please visit the Events & Classes area of Family Health Manager.

Lakeland Auditorium is on the lower level, through the tunnel to Lakeland Health Center. You can park at the hospital, or in the parking lot at Lakeland Health Center / Family Practice Medical Center.

Face-to-Face Class #1 - All About Newborns

  • Newborn appearance and health concerns from a local physician
  • Car seat safety
  • Educational opportunities for you ad your newborn
  • Relaxation breathing.

Face-to-Face Class #2 - Breastfeeding

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • How to breastfeed
  • Breastfeeding after you return to work
  • Common concerns

Face-to-Face Class #3 - Preparing for Delivery

  • When to go to the hospital
  • Medication used during labor
  • Relation and breathing
  • Tour the Suite Beginnings birthing suites at Rice Memorial Hospital

 

When should I register?
  • A good time to register is after the fifth month, but before the ninth month of your pregnancy.

Is the Childbirth Education Series only for moms-to-be who are enrolled in a public health program?

  • No, you do not have to be participating in a current public health program. Kandiyohi County Public Health encourages all moms-to-be and their partners / labor support to learn about having a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby.

If one of the dates in my series doesn't work for me, can I take that class during the next series?

  • Yes, Please let Rice Education know your plans, by calling 320.231.8920.
It's my second baby, do you have a refresher course?
  • See next question
Do you have a less expensive option?
  • The complete Pregnancy to Parenting Series, which includes online eLearning program, three face-to-face classes, Gift of Motherhood booklet, and, Breastfeeding booklet, is $50.
  • There is an Express Series option for $25 which includes either the Gift of Motherhood booklet or the Breastfeeding booklet, and one face-to-face class. This option does NOT include the online eLearning program.
Will insurance pay for this series?
  • Full cost of the class is $127. However, grants and other funding make it possible to offer the classes at a reduced rate. If you participate in a Minnesota Health Care Program, all costs for classes may be covered by your health plan.
  • Insurance billing will be through Kandiyohi County Public Health. Assistance may be available to help with the cost of the classes for those who do not have insurance and are unable to pay.
  • If you have any of the following insurance coverage, your insurance may cover the cost of the class. Please call Kandiyohi County Public Health for more information and to register at 320.231.7860.
    • PMAP: UCare
    • PMAP: BluePlus
    • Medical Assistance
Where do the face-to-face classes take place?
  • Classes are held on Tuesdays during the series month, in Lakeland Auditorium at Rice Memorial Hospital. Lakeland Auditorium is on the lower level, through the tunnel to Lakeland Health Center.
Is this class only for moms-to-be who are seeing doctors from Willmar, or who have already chosen Rice Memorial Hospital for the birth of their baby?
  • We are proud of the beautiful environment and great care provide at Rice and hope you consider having your baby here, however, all moms-to-be in our region are welcome to register for this series.

Other great on-line resources to prepare for parenting

www.familydoctor.org

www.acog.org --Search for patient information

www.aap.org --American Academy of Pediatrics

www.nhtsa.gov --Car Seat Safety

www.llli.org --La Leche League International

www.familybreastfeeding.org --Family Breastfeeding Assocation

www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding --Centers for Disease Control

www.pregnant.thebump.com

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